You Can Buy An Historic California Mission!

And live in it!

Buy an historic California mission style house

House Crazy Sarah has long been enthralled with authentic California missions so she would jump at the chance to own this place – if only she could afford it!

This unique home is located in the historic stronghold of Pasadena, California. And lucky for us, it’s up for sale!

Buy an historic California mission style house

Admittedly, this 1936 structure is not a bonfide mission – it’s merely a replica built for a private home. But it’s still old and cool as heck so let’s have a closer look.

This is how it appears from the street:

California mission style house for sale

You get a hint that something special is about to happen as you approach the front door/gate…

California mission style house for sale

In 1936 the original owners of ”La Quinta Tranquilla” gave their architect specific instructions to create this one-of-a-kind Hacienda.

California mission style house for sale

The home was carefully designed in the tradition of the early California mission style, and no detail was forgotten.

California mission style house for sale

The current owners added their own touch with a restoration of the entire house that included “historically informed colorful murals and other decorative painted flourishes“.

California mission style house for sale

It’s like stepping back in time to a holy place.

California mission style house for sale

Look at the tiny library:

California mission style house for sale

Real books! (Not just decorations!)

And have a look at the vaulted ceiling living room:

California mission style house for sale

Those cove window seats are simply stunning!

California mission style house for sale

Let’s have a closer look…

cove window seat

California mission style house living room

A mission-style chair beside the brick wall fireplace:

California mission style house for sale

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this historic home are the hand-carved doors:

California mission style house for sale

Not only the doors, but the portals in the courtyard…

California mission style house for sale

House Crazy Sarah adores houses with their very own courtyard!

California mission style house for sale

California mission style house for sale

You could have your own lily-pad pond!

From the courtyard, you can enter the hacienda’s kitchen…

California mission style house for sale

hacienda style kitchen

Below is the formal dining room which also opens to the courtyard.

California mission style house for sale

California mission style house for sale

Just LOOK at those doors!

California mission style house for sale

Back inside, we make our way down the hall to the sleeping quarters…

California mission style house for sale

A gorgeous master suite which occupies one end of the house…

California mission style house for sale

California mission style house for sale

California mission style house for sale

A vintage dressing table nook off the master:

California mission style house for sale

A fun room for the kiddos:

California mission style house for sale

And a little TV den!

California mission style house for sale

California mission style house for sale

In total, the home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in over 2,400 square feet.

The interior is gorgeous, but let’s hop back outside to the spectacular courtyard.

California mission style house for sale

The grounds have been professionally landscaped with agaves and trees “reminiscent of the early California ranchos“, according to the listing.

California mission house with courtyard

California mission style house for sale

But wait – what is this little hut?

California mission style house for sale

An outdoor wet bar!  How freakin’ fun is that?

There’s also a beehive oven for cookouts:

California mission style house for sale

This hacienda is the gift that just keeps giving!

California mission style house for sale

How much for all this amazing old mission character?

$1,649,000!

 

Sources:

www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3629-San-Pasqual-St_Pasadena_CA_91107

www.redfin.com/CA/Pasadena/3629-San-Pasqual-St-91107

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